Honor MagicBook X16: An Honest Review

Honor MagicBook X16: An Honest Review

Written by Kenneth Sawyer, In Laptops, Published On
September 21, 2023

Looking for a cheap, large-screen laptop? To that end, I wrote this review of Honour MagicBook 16 (2022). It’s one of the best laptops for students and works equally well for both schoolwork and watching Netflix.

When looking for a top-notch laptop, honour may not be the first name that comes to mind. However, their products are well worth serious consideration. Honour’s gadgets still bear the fingerprints of Huawei’s ownership, something that will appeal to anybody who places value on design in their electronic devices. The Honour MagicBook 16 (2022) is a multipurpose laptop with a 16.1-inch display that can be used for either work or entertainment. The pricing, appearance, and display, as well as functionality and battery life, will all be discussed in detail below.

Honor MagicBook X16 Specification

Processor AMD Ryzen 5 560H
Storage 512GB
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
Touchscreen No
Ports 2x USB-A 3.2, 1x HDMI
Speakers Wi-Fi 6
Weight 1.84kg
Dimension 236 x 368 x 18.2mm
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.1
OS Windows 11 Home


The Honour MagicBook 16 (2022) is now available in the UK for £850 through Honour’s official online store. Currently, it is only available in a single configuration, including an AMD Ryzen 5 5600H CPU, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage space. To find out where to get it near you, use the widgets on this page.


Honor MagicBook X16

This laptop is a great choice if you want a large display. With a screen-to-body ratio of 87.3%, the massive 16.1-inch display dominates the top panel. Certainly, that’s not as remarkable as some other PCs, but it’s also not exactly out of date. The Honour MagicBook 16 (2022) has a decent but unremarkable display with Full HD (1920 x 1080p) resolution, 137 pixels per inch (PPI), and a maximum brightness of 300 nits. The clean and clear 16:9 aspect ratio is ideal for watching films and TV programmes online. It may not be ideal for more complex photo editing, but it should serve your needs just fine for word processing, spreadsheets, and online surfing.

This laptop’s exceptionally high refresh rate (144 fps) makes it seem silky smooth to operate and should come in handy during gaming sessions. The display’s matte coating makes it readable in direct sunlight, and the screen’s broad 170-degree viewing angle allows you to place it wherever you choose on your desk without obstructing your view. However, the display cannot be inverted. It’s been certified by TÜV as having low levels of blue light, so you may use it without worrying about damaging your eyesight, even during lengthy workdays.


Honor MagicBook X16

The PC’s processing power comes from the widely used AMD Ryzen 5 5600H CPU, with AMD Radeon Graphics, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage space rounding out the spec sheet. While you probably shouldn’t rely on it for serious PC gaming, it should be able to handle casual games and other common chores with ease. With single-core and multi-core Geekbench 5 scores of 864 and 4,540, respectively, the Honour MagicBook 16 (2022) isn’t going to blow you away with lightning-fast performance but is still quick enough for most. The 56 Wh battery will last you through the majority of the day, but not the whole thing before needing to be recharged.


Honor MagicBook X16

Although the MagicBook 16’s keyboard may be rather delightful at times, it also has its fair share of aggravating quirks. The keyboard space is small, and it only has chiclet keys. As we’ve already established, it lacks a numeric pad in favour of two speaker grills that seem somewhat low-rent on either side of the keyboard. It also took some time to get used to the short-key travel. The positives of this keyboard are its quiet keys, attractive backlighting, and speedy fingerprint reader/home button located in the upper right corner. In comparison, the trackpad’s expansive functionality and precise clicks were flawless. Our one and only complaint is that Honour could have made it a touch bigger. It’s 120 x 72mm, so it’s not too small, but there’s a lot of wasted room on each side.


Honor MagicBook X16

The Honour MagicBook 16 (2022) is versatile enough to be used for everything from schoolwork to casual PC gaming. It’s got a huge display, respectable processing power, and a stylish modern design with minimal bezels around the whole high-definition display. It’s not ideal for usage on the go due to its short battery life, but it charges quickly enough to be convenient for moving from room to room at home or at the workplace. If you need a cheap, all-around 16-inch laptop and can live with its middling battery life and bulk, the Honour MagicBook 16 (2022) is worth considering.

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